Anyone who runs a small business will understand how you really do become a jack of all trades. You are constantly on the look for how you can take it to the next level! By ‘it’ I mean your business. We have been open for 12 months now and we have been on a massive learning journey. We are a start-up business, and we have a unique business and a new concept for the Australian market with IV Vitamins and Shots.
Grace, (my business partner) and I, love the challenges that this business has thrown us. What we have found to be one of the biggest issues has been educating the market. Education is important for our business as not many people know what we do. It’s one of our greatest challenges, and we were struggling to know where to go next. After bouncing ideas off each other, about 2 months ago came to the conclusion that we needed some professional help. That help came in the form of a business coach.
A good Business Coach has been our way to get to the next level
I’ve been in various business ventures since I was 16 years old and I have operated some really successful (and not so successful ) businesses over the last ‘unmentionable number’ of years. I didn’t think that at this stage of my business career I would need someone to steer us in the right direction. Boy, was I wrong! Over the last 2 months both Grace and I have been stretched and made to think about our business, especially about our future, where we want to be and what our success looks like. We’ve had to answer questions, make decisions, write manuals, make tough decisions and become accountable.
Our business coach is Joanne Jarvie from Business Success Partners. The process she has taken us through has been amazing, we now have a vision, can focus on our core business and a 5-year plan to take us into the future. Everything seems like we are ready to take it to the next level. Jo made it fun and the 2 hours a week time investment just flew by. I have loved every minute of it and don’t want it to end.
Where to Now?
It’s true that sometimes you do get ‘store blind’ having a business coach is like having another team member who is definitely on your side but also makes you really look at what you are doing. This is one of the best investments we have made! Because we now have a vision and a plan, we are hiring the best people, moving to the right location for us, expanding into new markets on the Central coast and Sydney and diving right into the next phase of our business growth. That includes opening in The Junction, we are moving The IV Lounge from Wickham to exciting new premises in The Junction Village. We are excited about being part of The Junction Newcastle community. Come and visit us from Monday 2 September.
We will be open Monday to Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.
Call 1300 10 77 65 to book or jump online Here